Sony announces Professional GN601 wireless radio flash
Sony today announced the launch of durable high-output GN601 flash unit. Sony Professional GN601 wireless radio flash delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, achieving reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec. Intuitive operation via the camera interface, quick shift bounce, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.
With a compatible camera the HVL-F60RM2 can continuously provide flash for up to 200 frames in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames dues to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support. Flash compensation, ratio, and other parameters can be controlled directly from a compatible camera. A camera custom key can be used to call up the flash display for easy adjustment while looking through the viewfinder.
Thanks to in-house design, this advanced flash unit transfers colour temperature data to the camera where that data is used to precisely adjust white balance so that colours are rendered naturally in any situation.
Because the HVL-F60RM2 is designed and manufactured by Sony, it can communicate with α camera bodies to deliver consistent GN60 light output at every flash. The HVL-F60RM2 supports focal lengths from 20mm (14mm with the wide panel) to 200mm.
A dust and moisture resistant design contributes to high reliability in outdoor conditions. Shoe sealing achieves even greater dust and moisture resistance with certain a series bodies. The HVL-F60RM2 flash will be available in November 2021, at a variety of Sony’s authorised dealers, for an estimated retail price of £550/€650.